Newswire: Old millennials re-brand as the more palatable “Xennials”

Whether it’s out of hatred of avocado toast, love for Applebee’s and/or diamonds, or a lack of emotional connection to the works of J.K. Rowling, some of us on the older end of the divide (this writer was born in 1983) have never felt truly at home with the “millennial” label. The generation baby boomers love to label as lazy, entitled, and self-centered—even though that’s at least partially their fault, given that they raised us—is ill-defined compared to the boomers, who the U.S. Census Bureau define as those born between 1946 and 1964. Millennials, meanwhile, begin as early as 1977 or as late as 1983, depending on who you ask. But an Australian sociology professor—who, probably not coincidentally, was born in 1980—has saved those of us born in this ambiguous period from having to choose between the Gen Xers we …

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